A Complete Guide to Heraldry by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies (1871-1928) was originally published in 1909 by T.C. & E.C. Jack. The work has since passed through countless editions and remains in print more than 80 years after its author’s death.
The Manual of Heraldry published by Arthur Hall, Virtue & Company, London is one of the more widely distributed 19th century heraldry references. Originally published in 1806, The Manual of Heraldry had survived through several editions, one of which reputedly was found in the personal library of United States President John Adams.
Joseph Edmondson’s two volume set A Complete Body of Heraldry (1780) was one of the most ambitious undertakings in heraldry of the time, containing descriptions of knightly orders, histories of peers of Great Britain, and nearly 50,000 coats of arms; it is a great resource for arms coming from England, Wales, and Ireland before the 19th century.